Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Rodger Cooley, Executive Director May 16, 2018 cfpacinfo@gmail.com Mobile: 312-354-2091 Chicago Food Policy Action Council applauds Cook County adoption of Good Food Purchasing Program New measure will ensure transparency in food systems and generate millions in revenue for local farmers, food-based businesses, and communities CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Today, the Chicago [...]

2018-05-16T21:45:11+00:00May 16th, 2018|

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future

Chicago is Leading the Way Toward a Good Food Future Kristine Sherred Civil Eats When Leslie Fowler asked America’s largest chicken producers to increase their supply of antibiotic-free poultry, they gave her “the Heisman hand” and turned down the chief nutrition and facilities officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). But [...]

2018-05-30T22:15:39+00:00May 14th, 2018|

Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food Purchasing Program for City of Chicago

NEWS ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2017 CONTACT: Rodger Cooley Chicago Food Policy Action Council cfpacinfo@gmail.com 773-354-2091 Colleen McKinney Center for Good Food Purchasing cmckinney@goodfoodpurchasing.org 206-920-0945 Chicago Food Policy Action Council secures Good Food Purchasing Program for City of Chicago New measure will ensure transparency in food systems and generate millions in revenue for [...]

2017-10-11T20:42:24+00:00October 11th, 2017|

Chicago Public School Board Votes to Adopt Good Food Purchasing Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jose Oliva, 773.612.2559  Rodger Cooley, 773.354.2091, cfpacinfo@gmail.com   CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO ADOPT GOOD FOOD PURCHASING POLICY The fourth school district in the country to adopt such a policy, the Good Food Purchasing Program will shift nearly $80 million annually in public procurement dollars toward food that is sustainable, [...]

2018-10-31T18:43:49+00:00June 28th, 2017|

Food Justice is About Workers

Food Justice is About Workers Amy Frykholm interviews Jose Oliva The Christian Century Jose Oliva is the codirector of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, which aims to improve wages and working conditions for “all workers across the food chain.” The FCWA recently helped develop a Good Food Purchasing Policy, a set of standards that [...]

2017-05-18T19:10:58+00:00January 17th, 2017|